City of Asheville announces winter holiday closings and ART bus holiday schedule

City of Asheville offices will be closed Dec. 23, 26 and 27 in observance of the winter holiday break. City offices will also be closed  Jan. 2.    The following City services will be affected by the holiday closures.   ART bus service Asheville Rides Transit (ART) holiday schedule  will be as follows: Service will be closed after 6:30 p.m. December [...]

The City of Asheville congratulates Shangri-La Industries and Step Up on Second Street on the groundbreaking of supportive housing for homeless population 

December 13, Shangri-La Industries and Step Up, with the support of the City of Asheville, broke ground on the former Ramada, providing 113 units of permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness in Asheville.                                                [...]

Women in Water Update: City of Asheville all female Tap team takes tops in state

UPDATE: So how did our women’s Tap Team do?  Tops in the state!  Team “Purple Reign” lived up to its name, turning in a strong performance and establishing  its “reign” as the best in North Carolina in their division. Congratulations to the entire City of Asheville Water Department and all the staff representing high quality work in every [...]

City of Asheville Fire Department is awarded a Class 1 fire rating

The NC Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey announced today that the Asheville Fire Department improved its fire rating from Class 2 to Class 1.   This improved fire suppression rating means not only is AFD better equipped to respond to emergencies, the new top rating should continue to significantly reduce insurance rates in [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation warms up December with celebrations for kids, families, and older adults

As the magic of the holidays comes to the mountains, Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) has plenty of fun, festive celebrations to make the season merry and bright for the young and young-at-heart during Holly Jolly Holidays from December 2-16. Space is limited, so advance registration is strongly recommended even if an event [...]

New Council Committees – effective January 2023

At the November 15, 2022, City Council meeting, Council adopted a new Council Committee structure, effective January 2023. Committees were first introduced in 2006 and have remained largely unchanged, thus, the need for an updated structure. In December, Mayor Manheimer will assign new Council Committee members. Additionally, it is anticipated City Council will review the [...]

City of Asheville announces projects funded by BCTDA Tourism Product Development Fund

The City of Asheville is pleased to announce projects that have received funding from the BCTDA Tourism Product Development Fund. Funding was announced at the Tourism Development Authority Board meeting on October 26. All four of the city’s applications received funding, with the top three priorities receiving funding at 100% of the requested amount. [...]

City of Asheville announces Ben Woody to serve as Assistant City Manager

Asheville City Manager, Debra Campbell, is pleased to announce that Ben Woody, who has served as the Interim Assistant City Manager since June, has accepted the position of Assistant City Manager.   Ben will carry out administrative duties while also assisting the City Manager with the direction and coordination of activities of assigned City department directors, as [...]

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